Duchin Engineering racing for gold!
This will be Duchin Engineering's third attempt at the Stiletto Sprint fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (BBBSNH) this year, because we're committed to helping children facing adversity succeed in school and in life. We've been doing extensive research, design and development and our "secret weapon" custom shoes are sure to get us on top of the podium. All donations over $50 will get your name on the shoes and become part of history. Unfortunately our weakest link, Jay, will be belted in the shoes again this year and he's not known for his physical fitness or stamina. Keep your fingers crossed and the oxygen tank filled.
Last year, close to 1100 children participated in the community-based and site-based programs. 37% of these children lived in households earning less than $25,000 while 63% lived in single parent households. 17% have suffered some form of abuse and 18% had at least one parent who has been incarcerated. Mentors work individually with children to overcome these challenges by actively promoting self-sufficiency and academic achievement.
In spite of these major risk factors, the impact of BBBSNH mentoring programs is big. Children in these programs achieve academic success and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. They have greater aspirations as a result of having an additional caring, supportive adult in their lives and they form better relationships while increasing their self-confidence.
I am proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, which believes that all kids have value and the ability to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. Thank you for giving generously to support this life-changing program!
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